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    Ecco USA's president retires


    Dave Quel will retire at the end of the month as president of Ecco USA . Klaus Flock , the chief financial officer of Ecco USA, will take over the job on an interim basis on Aug. 1 until a permanent replacement is appointed. Quel joined the company in ...

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    Teyssier becomes Puma’s general manager for Europe


    Puma has appointed a new general manager for Europe, Richard Teyssier , effective from Sept. 1, taking over many of the functions of Arne Freundt , who joined the executive board as chief commercial officer of the company in June. Teyssier, 53, has served as area general manager ...

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    Change of leadership at Schoeller Textil


    Siegfried Winkelbeiner , managing director of Schoeller Textil , will go into retirement and, after ten years with the Swiss textile company, hand over the helm to Joachim Kath this month. Coming from the chemical industry, Kath joined this major supplier to the sporting goods industry one and a ...

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    ION strengthens marketing team


    Sara Bassano (left) and Rebecca Volz ION , the bike, surfwear and accessories company that belongs to Boards More , has strengthened its marketing department with two new team members, Rebecca Volz and Sara Bassano . Volz worked for six years as ...

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    Another long-serving director steps down at JD Sports Fashion


    Another director is leaving the board of directors of JD Sports Fashion , following a statement made at its recent annual shareholders’ meeting that the composition of the board should “address the tenure of certain Board members who have served on the Board for longer than recommended within the Corporate ...

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    CrossFit appoints Jason Dunlop as president


    CrossFit has appointed Jason Dunlop , a former Nike executive, to the new role of president. Dunlop also held senior roles at Starbucks , Canada Goose , Waterstones , The Body Shop , Marks Spencer ,and The Gap . At Nike, he was the executive responsible ...

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    Adidas appoints MD for Central Europe and VP of ‘Global Hype’


    Adidas has promoted Marina Moguš from general manager of Eastern Europe to managing director of Central European operations. She will now have charge of the markets of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The company will in time be expanding her ...

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    A new Swiss chairman and CEO for Arena


    A Swiss citizen, Peter Graschi, has been appointed as the new chairman and CEO of Arena by Capvis , the Swiss private equity firm that took over control of the Italian-based swimwear company in 2014. Starting on July 1, he has taken the place of Luca Selvatici ...

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    Hoka One One strengthens its product team


    Hoka One One has announced Evie Moe and Matt Rask as new senior members of its product team. Moe has been hired as the brand’s first senior director of apparel. Hoka’s apparel division was launched in March 2020, and it is growing rapidly. Most recently, Moe served ...

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    JD upgrades its forecast, reinstates the CEO role


    Confirming a report that came out in The Sunday Times in May, which had been initially denied , Peter Cowgill , executive chairman and CEO of JD Sports Fashion, revealed a plan to divide his role before the next annual general meeting of the company one year from now, ...

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    Gymshark’s co-founder and main shareholder replaces Hewitt as CEO


    Starting on Aug. 1, Ben Francis , the 29-year-old entrepreneur who co-founded Gymshark in 2012 and is the British fitness apparel brand’s controlling shareholder, will take over the role of CEO from Steve Hewitt , who had been appointed managing director in 2015 and promoted to CEO two years ...

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    A new executive director and a new board member for Anta


    Anta Sports Products announced two executive changes. Bi Mingwei has been promoted as an executive director of the company, effective July 1. Mingwei is currently a vice president of Anta and a director of certain subsidiaries within the group, primarily responsible for financial management, business processes, information management ...

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    Oberalp names Marion Alexandre as head of Southern Europe


    The Oberalp Group has appointed Marion Alexandre as general manager for Southern Europe, effective June 1st. Alexandre will be in charge of the territories of France, where she has taken over the role from Pierre-Jean Touchard , as well as Spain, Portugal and Andorra. Most recently, Alexandre served as ...

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    A digital expert will be Wolverine’s new CEO


    Blake Krueger , who was reported a few weeks ago to be 66 years old, with a net worth of more than $40 million, is gradually relinquishing his functions at Wolverine Worldwide , where he has worked for 28 years. The 52-year-old Brandan Hoffmann , who took his place as ...

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    UBC hires an e-commerce expert from Lotto, licenses Head sneakers


    United Brands Company ( UBC ), an Italian licensee for branded sneakers, has hired Pierpaolo Guerra to manage its digital and e-commerce activities as part of its efforts to develop its omnichannel strategy. Guerra comes from Lotto Sport Italia where he was in charge of digital and ...

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    New international brand president for K-Swiss


    K-Swiss has promoted Dave Grange to the position of international brand president, replacing Barney Waters who is leaving the company after 12 years to lead an unnamed brand of eyewear. Grange was most recently vice president of sales in charge of the Americas for K-Swiss and Palladium , ...

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    Burton promotes Kenney as chief strategy officer


    Ali Kenney , previously SVP of strategy insights, has been promoted to chief strategy officer at Burton Snowboards , a new position within the company. Kenney will lead key work around brand purpose, corporate strategy, consumer centricity, sustainability, equity/diversity/equality/inclusion and prioritization of key growth opportunities. Her defining ...

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    ABG places Apex’ former CEO in charge of EMEA


    The Authentic Brands Group ( ABG ), the rapidly expanding New York-based brand ownership and licensing group founded and run by Jamie Salter , has set up a subsidiary for the EMEA region in London and hired Henry Stupp to run it. As president of ABG EMEA , ...

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    John Colonna takes the helm at K2-MDV


    After three years as president of K2 Sports , John Colonna has been named president and CEO of K2-MDV Holdings . Based in Seattle, he will be responsible for the Marker Dalbello Völkl ( MDV ) and K2 Sports businesses, overseeing the global presence of all its ...

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    A woman from the candy industry will lead IHRSA


    Elizabeth Clark is the first woman to have been appointed as president and CEO of IHRSA , the leading fitness industry association born 40 years ago whose full name is International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association . On Aug. 16, she will take the place of an interim president and ...